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Jay McBain
Worked at ChannelEyes
Attended University of Lethbridge
Lives in Wynantskill, NY
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The blog that has taken over 40 years to write! My love of hockey transcends my Canadian heritage and provides a peek into an important part of my life! http://www.jaymcbain.com/2017/01/my-hockey-story.html
As long as I can remember, I have been playing hockey. Over four decades and thousands of games later, I still lace them up a couple times a week, year-round. I joke with my American friends that it is, by law, that all Can...
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there is a photo of me somewhere in a lineup just like that.  i was the guy with the funny gloves.
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Google+ official - I am contemplating next steps in my professional life! http://www.jaymcbain.com/2016/12/jay-mcbain-leaving-channeleyes-and.html
It was exactly 6 years ago today that I stepped down from my 16 year IBM/Lenovo career to become an entrepreneur. In that final blog, I wrote about the transformational power of cloud computing, including technologies such as...
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In five years, I believe that every partner account manager will be taking advantage of computer-augmented selling. Sales productivity continues to dip and the era of distracted selling will be helped by machines doing some of the heavy lifting in the background.
http://www.computerdealernews.com/news/next-gen-technology-the-future-for-deal-registration-channeleyes-ceo-says/52070
Artificial intelligence (AI). Predictive analytics. Machine learning. Next-generation technologies offer great potential for deal registration, and that potential will be seen within
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This was fun working with +Michelle Ragusa- McBain on this! The most comprehensive listing of Women in Technology groups found anywhere on the internet. http://www.jaymcbain.com/2016/12/top-100-global-women-in-technology.html
I was recently honored to be nominated to the Executive Council of CompTIA's Advancing Women in Technology community. As an important part of the world's largest technology association, the group looks to empower women with r...
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Great article by my friend +Howard M. Cohen at +Channel Insider about the importance of visibility in the channel about my blog last month - http://www.channelinsider.com/careers/the-value-of-visibility-in-the-channel.html
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This is amazing! Happy Holidays from the McBain family! https://video214.com/play/FT0CU860YdYa1e8QkiRs9Q/s/dark
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My Hockey Story
As long as I can remember, I have been playing hockey. Over four decades and thousands of games later, I still lace them up a couple times a week, year-round. I joke with my American friends that it is, by law, that all Canadian children must play hockey. T...
As long as I can remember, I have been playing hockey. Over four decades and thousands of games later, I still lace them up a couple times a week, year-round. I joke with my American friends that it is, by law, that all Can...
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Quoted in this article about productivity tips for fathers - http://updates.atlas.co/new-dad-tips
Company founders and CEOs share how they stayed productive as new dads.
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Jay McBain leaving ChannelEyes and looking for next adventure
It was exactly 6 years ago today that I stepped down from my 16 year IBM/Lenovo career to become an entrepreneur. In that final blog , I wrote about the transformational power of cloud computing, including technologies such as mobile, social and big data. I...
It was exactly 6 years ago today that I stepped down from my 16 year IBM/Lenovo career to become an entrepreneur. In that final blog, I wrote about the transformational power of cloud computing, including technologies such as...
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44 years of Christmas memories - including one picture per year - and top 10 Christmas songs of all time. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! http://www.jaymcbain.com/2014/12/memories-of-christmas-42-years-and.html
Christmas is a very special time for me. I was looking over some old photos today and thought I would create a visual memory of Christmas past. Whether traveling to see family, or going to Disney or Hawaii, or simply staying ...
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Top 100 Global Women in Technology Organizations
I was recently honored to be nominated to the Executive Council of CompTIA's Advancing Women in Technology community. As an important part of the world's largest technology association, the group looks to e mpower women with resources and information to pos...
I was recently honored to be nominated to the Executive Council of CompTIA's Advancing Women in Technology community. As an important part of the world's largest technology association, the group looks to empower women with r...
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Join me tomorrow (1pm EST) on this webinar with the C4 Channel Chief Council on Deal Registration. Given the changes the industry is facing and the rise of data-driven AI tools, vendors are taking another look at this critical piece. https://pgi.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1125448
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Father, channel chief, futurist, blogger, speaker, pervasive computing expert & speed demon
Introduction

Jay McBain is an accomplished speaker, author and innovator in the IT industry. Named to the Top 40 Under Forty list by the Business Review, Top 20 Global Channel Visionary by ChannelPro, #19 Newsmaker by CDN Magazine, Top 50 Global Channel Influencer by Penton, Top 100 Most Respected Thought Leader by Vertical Systems Reseller Magazine, member of Global Power 150 by SMB Magazine, and the Top 250 Global Managed Services Executives by MSPmentor. 

Jay is often sought out for keynotes, consulting, thought leadership and industry guidance. He has spent his 22 year career in various Executive sales, marketing, channel and strategy roles within IBM, Lenovo and Autotask. Most recently, as the Co-founder and CEO of ChannelEyes, he led a startup that disrupted the social, mobile and predictive analytics software industry for channel programs.

Jay currently serves as Chairman emeritus of the CompTIA Vendor Advisory Council and Managed Services Community. He is a Board member of the Channel Vanguard Council, Ziff Davis Leadership Council, and CRN Channel Intelligence Council.

As a futurist, and long standing member of the World Future Society, Jay is a recognized expert in the future or partnering and the study of emerging computing models. 

An avid blogger, community and social media expert, Jay has developed an innovative “dandelion marketing” approach engaging in a wide range of communities across hundreds of groups around the world. 

He has lived in Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Raleigh, and Albany, New York. He actively gives back to the community and has been on the board of the United Way, National Cristina Organization and Junior Achievement.

Specialties: Technology Futurist, Channel Management and Strategy, Sales Leadership and Coverage, Community and Social Media, Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, and Managed Services.


Visit my blog about the IT industry, channel management, and some of my own life sprinkled in:

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Education
  • University of Lethbridge
    Management Information Systems, 1990 - 1994
  • Henry Wise Wood
    High School, 1987 - 1990
  • John Ware
    Junior High School, 1984 - 1987
  • Braeside
    Elementary School, 1982 - 1984
  • Sir Alexander Mackenzie
    Elementary School, 1978 - 1982
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Birthday
June 24, 1972
Work
Occupation
Channel Chief
Skills
Futurist, blogger, speaker, pervasive computing expert
Employment
  • ChannelEyes
    CEO, 2011 - 2016
    Founded in 2011, ChannelEyes is a global software company that is reinventing how vendors drive channel partner sales and loyalty. The SaaS platform includes ChannelCandy, the world’s largest mobile-first product for partners, as well as OPTYX, the first indirect sales workflow product to help sellers with predictive analytics and leverage big data science to drive more sales. ChannelEyes has received numerous accolades for its technology including being named a Cool Vendor by Gartner and one of the fastest growing companies in New York’s Capital Region by the Business Review. Learn more at: http://channeleyes.com/
  • Autotask
    Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, 2010 - 2011
    Responsible for developing and executing Autotask's strategy for growth into new market opportunities. Accelerating the growth of an industry leading suite of cloud based software products and building the Channel programs, marketing and sales execution into new markets and communities.
  • Lenovo Group
    Director, Small and Medium Business, 2005 - 2010
    Develop and execute Lenovo's SMB strategy for North and South America. Design an innovative product/pricing portfolio and build the promotions and routes to market to grow Lenovo's share in this critical market segment. Work closely with key Channel Partners, Distributors, Retail/eTailers as well as consultants, ISVs and influencers.
  • IBM Canada
    Business Unit Executive, 1994 - 2005
    Invented a new approach to effectively cover “whitespace”. The Knowledge Worker Index, now in use world-wide with IBM in several product divisions, features a scoring algorithm to analyze industry, geography, buying behaviour, and employee size and proactively report sales coverage opportunities.
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Currently
Wynantskill, NY
Previously
Durham, NC - Markham, ON - Bradford, ON - Newmarket, ON - Winnipeg - Calgary - Lethbridge - Edmonton
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ChannelEyes Keeps Channel Managers From 'Chasing Data'
www.channelpartnersonline.com

ChannelEyes says OPTYX was designed to deliver a 20 percent increase in sales.

How Many Channel Partners Are Out There? | My World content from The VAR...
thevarguy.com

It's a question as old as the industry itself. Does anyone really know the answer?

Memories of Christmas - 42 years and counting!
jaymcbain.blogspot.com

Christmas is a very special time for me. I was looking over some old photos today and thought I would create a visual memory of Christmas pa

Pensar
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Probably, London's most favorite IT company

How To Use Social Media To Be More Effective At Your Job
www.tubblog.co.uk

A heads-up that on 14th Nov 2013 I'll be joining CompTIA for a free webinar on How To Use Social Media To Be More Effective At Your Job. Reg

ConnectBooster
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ConnectBooster hasn't shared anything on this page with you.

“Cool Vendor” Takes B2B Social Media Mobile - Channel Pro SMB
www.channelprosmb.com

Two years since its inception, ChannelEyes is ramping up its mobile platform, enabling channel partners to access vendor and distributor sal

ChannelEyes Mobile Platform Expands with New Modules
blog.channeleyes.com

By: Jay McBain Late in 2012, ChannelEyes quietly launched the ChannelCandy branded mobile platform for Vendors, Distributors and Association

ChannelEyes Named to Gartner’s Cool Vendor 2013 List
blog.channeleyes.com

ChannelCandy Mobile Platform Recognized as Innovative by Leading Analyst Firm EAST GREENBUSH, NY – APRIL 26, 2013 - ChannelEyes, a mobile de

A Daddy's Letter to His Little Girl (About Her Future Husband)
drkellyflanagan.com

Dear Cutie-Pie, Recently, your mother and I were searching for an answer on Google. Halfway through entering the question, Google returned a

Social Media News and Web Tips – Mashable – The Social Media Guide
mashable.com

Social Media news blog covering cool new websites and social networks: Facebook, Google, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube. The latest web techno

Google Drive
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Access everywhere. Google Drive is everywhere you are—on the web, in your home, at the office and on the go. So wherever you are, your stuff

5 Reasons to Launch a Mobile App for Your Channel Partners
blog.channeleyes.com

Many channel professionals are recognizing a significant shift in how partners interact with their vendors. A recent industry study by CompT

HEROware™ Backup & Disaster Recovery Solutions
heroware.com

HEROware offers backup & disaster recovery appliances based on Double-Take software server replication engine. We also offer backup sol

ChannelEyes
channeleyes.blogspot.com

ChannelEyes is announcing public release of the first free and secure social network for Suppliers and Channel Partners to use every day! Ve

ChannelEyes
channeleyes.com

The Social Network for Reseller Channels. No time to visit all your vendor portals or read newsletters? Get filtered channel program highlig

Guest Blog: The Winner in Business Social Media Will Not Be Who You Think!
www.smbnation.com

By Jay McBain, Co-Founder, ChannelEyes The market for business social media platforms continues to become even more crowded especially with

Guest Blog: How BYOD and BYOA are Furthering the Consumerization of IT
www.smbnation.com

By Jay McBain, Co-Founder, ChannelEyes If you haven’t been following the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend, you likely will soon.  The tre

Sister Kate is the best!
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reviewed 4 months ago
Fleeced by the service department. $650 for an oil change, brake flush and installing of new tires on a V-Rod. Was charged an extra $75 in labor because I didn’t buy the tires at their store (seriously, $250 in labor to install 2 tires?). They couldn’t do the government inspection because of broken signal light. I asked them to install a new one and they said they aren’t made anymore? They wanted to send me to a garage that “overlooks” those kind of things. Not happy.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Bought an Audi convertible from Jenkins from 1,700 miles away in NY. The team, especially Mike Jenkins, were helpful, efficient and very trustworthy. They arranged all of the inspections and shipping while communicating each step to us. Mike also went beyond the call of duty to get us an updated Audi Navigation DVD after the fact. Will definitely look to them for our next vehicle!
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Drove 45 minutes to restaurant to find it part of a gas station and they would not accept a valid Groupon (and told us to go get our money back from them as they are not honoring anymore) - would not recommend
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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One step inside Hockeytown and you are convinced that this business LIVES hockey. I moved to Albany 4 years ago and have always received great service from Jay and the team. I have also played in the Labatt Hockey League that he runs and it consistently attracts the best players in the region - highly recommended!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
CAUTION - DO NOT book wedding at Surf Club in New Rochelle! We had our wedding at the Surf Club in New Rochelle in July 2013. We had read the other horrible reviews but somehow thought it was other people just griping. Boy, were we wrong! We had the same experience as most of the bad reviews: - Slow service, no callbacks - Lack of care, extremely low attention to detail - Big promises in sales room, little delivery on big day However, it got much worse! 1. DISHONESTY - They disrupted our wedding after the ceremony and demanded $2,500 cash before they would serve dinner. This was a false claim of "extra people" and they would not accept a check or credit card. Our groomsman had to drive all over town looking for ATM's - this delayed the wedding 90 minutes and we were not able to have a proper dance. My bride was obviously in a panic and there was no reasoning - I overheard the owner, Sal, swear at us while he was talking with one of his minions. 2. BAIT AND SWITCH - We negotiated our wedding with their salesperson, got it in writing, and then he mysteriously dissappeared from the place. We got a call months later, after paying $5K in downpayment saying "are you still getting married here?" We received a call 6 days before the wedding and they changed the signed contract by removing the Viennese hour unless we paid more! 3. UNETHICAL - They wanted everything in cash since the day we locked in our date. Perhaps everything isn't on the up-and-up. Will copy IRS on this review. 4. BROKEN PROMISES - Everything from "top shelf" liquor that was never served, to carving stations that never appeared. They force you to use their florist who then significantly overcharges. They promised to charge "half price" for children and vendors - they ended up charging us full price and more. 5. POOR TREATMENT of vendors - the photo booth guy had to carry his equipment up the stairs because they gave him a liability excuse on the elevator. The DJ, videographer and photographer were all limited to what they could do and where they could go even though we had the place to ourselves. While they were demanding the extra cash from #1 above - they would not let the DJ play music. Needless to say, it was a cluster from the very beginning. They have a nice location, but feel that no effort or investment needs to be made on customer service. Two thumbs down.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Chris Collins Plumbing did an excellent job putting in a gas stove today. They took the extra time necessary and the attention to detail was second to none. Will definitely call them for all of our future needs and recommend to others.
Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago